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  • The office of vital statistics has voided my marriage based on their own determination, is that even legal?

    the office of vital statistics has voided my marriage based on their own determination. i have been married for 5 and a half months and just got something in the mail from them yesterday saying my marriage is void and null. this is not a court doc...

    Anna’s Answer

    Do they say why? Maybe there is just an error that can be easily fixed [For example, if they think you were married before a prior divorce was finalized you could take down the documents to demonstrate when the divorce was final]. If you can't get an answer from the Office of Vital Statistics (or if you get an answer but disagree on the reasoning), then I agree with the prior post that you should speak with a local family law attorney.

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  • Is there any legal means to take action against a school that won't provide grades in a timely manner?

    We receive updates via Power School but are almost always the same grade. The grading it self has many "gray" areas. There is not a grade for the homework rather than a check that the teacher then somehow adds into the overall grade. There is no v...

    Anna’s Answer

    You don't state the age of your child. I am assuming he/she must be in elementary school (my middle-school age children are very aware on their own of how they are doing in their classes and what areas need improvement). If you can't tell from Power School and you think there might be an issue, ask the teacher(s) for a conference so you can discuss what areas may need improvement and what you can do to assist. I don't really see this as a legal issue.

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  • I have been married for 31 yrs. I now want out .

    My husband receives Social Security due to being legally blind , I carry the health insurance from my job of 23 yrs what are my responsibilities so that I may go with out any legal concerns.

    Anna’s Answer

    After 31 years of marriage, the Court will divide all your assets and debts. The starting assumption is that this will be an equal division, but equal is not always equitable. For example, if you earn significantly more than your husband receives in Social Security benefits, you might be assigned a greater portion of the debt and/or less of the assets. Whether you will need to continue to provide health insurance or pay alimony is also going to be very fact specific. You really should at least have a consult with a local attorney who can review the facts of your case and provide some specific advice as the prior answer is correct that this is way to complicated to simply answer fully through a forum such as this.

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  • What are the rules on expert reports and expert communications in the state of New Hampshire?

    In a civil matter, are expert reports required by the state, and can drafts of reports (eg. Unsigned reports) be used in the legal process? Also, can an opposing attorney ask for an expert’s communication with a client before they have l...

    Anna’s Answer

    I would never recommend that someone try to handle issues like expert disclosure pro se (without an attorney). If you are in litigation in a case that involves experts, you should be represented. In most instances personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis -- meaning the attorney's fees are a percentage of your recovery -- so cost should not prevent your from retaining an attorney.

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  • Child support in NH

    I live in NH and have 2 children I pay child support for. I have them half time. I have a child graduating in June and my decree does not address the changes in support once my child graduates. Is there a specified % decrease by state or is this s...

    Anna’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Bennett. You are going to want to file for a modification. You may want to talk to an attorney first as if your wages have increased over the years the new amount for one child could be higher than what you are currently paying.

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  • Do I Have To Provide A Head Shot To Be Used On A Company Web Site?

    I do not post pictures of myself on the web, and an employer is asking for a picture to do just that. Do I have to provide a picture without ever signing a release.

    Anna’s Answer

    Have you tried simply telling your employer you would prefer not to have your picture used?

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  • What is the statue of limitations on a federal lawsuit

    if you have ran out of time by state limititations can you persue federally

    Anna’s Answer

    The statute of limitations does not change based on the Court in which it is filed. Rather, the timing within which to file a claim depends upon the nature of the claim and, in many instances, the state in which the injury occurred. For example, if you are in a car accident in NH that can be filed in Federal Court, you would need to file within 3 years as that is the statute of limitations in NH. If you are involved in a car accident in TX that can also be filed in Federal Court, then you would have to file within 2 years as that is the statute of limitations in TX.

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  • Charges from public hospital coming back after years. After no deal being reached, I'm being taken to court.

    A public hospital charged me $2000 after I went there with my daughter who had a swollen knee, the thing is: I had no medical care and told them I wouldn't be able to pay anything right before the "emergency" (which is wasn't). It took half an hou...

    Anna’s Answer

    Usually the hospitals have programs whereby you can apply for financial assistance. I does not sound as though this was done. At this point, you can either work out some agreement on the bill and make payments, or wait to see if you are taken to court. If taken to court, there may be additional charges. If you owe the funds, the judge will determine what reasonable payment will be if you are unable to pay in full.

    In defense of the hospital, you took your child there for medical care and medical care was given. You now seem to be blaming the hospital for treating her and charging you. This position does not make a lot of sense to me. Should the hospital have turned you away and refused to give her an x-ray to make sure it wasn't something more serious?

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  • Can you give me an idea?

    Im looking at a breaking and entering charge and I think grand larceny. I snuck into a building and stole a safe that had 25 grand in it. But the safe was never opened. I was confronted about it by the owner and just told the truth and have been f...

    Anna’s Answer

    I do not practice criminal law, but I do know that if you stole a safe with $25,000 in it you should NOT be on-line admitting to the crime (even if you did already make admissions to the owner of the safe). You should have an attorney. If you cannot afford one, once charges are brought you can ask for one to be appointed. In the meantime, before giving any more statements, etc. I would advise that you at least speak with a criminal law attorney.

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  • Do I need a family lawyer?

    I have custody of my daughter but her father does not see her on holidays as per court order and has not paid child support in about a year. I don't know what step to take next as I'm a single mom with not a lot of money

    Anna’s Answer

    The Division of Child Support Services may be able to assist you with the collection of child support. I have included a link with the relevant contact information.

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